Here's Why More Women Are Concerned About Hair Loss

We all laughed when Steve Carrell lost all of his chest hair in the epic waxing scene from "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." And, sure, most of us smirk when we see a particularly bad comb-over. 

But, the truth is, hair loss is no laughing matter when it comes to our own manes — especially for women. In the U.S., an estimated 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss over the course of their lifetime (via Cleveland Clinic). Even though hair loss is a natural symptom of aging, a lot of women are concerned about hair loss due to another life event: having a baby. It's not the most openly discussed post-birth side effect, but hair loss postpartum is quite common and can happen pretty dramatically (via What to Expect).

Don't feel bad if you didn't know about this less-than-glamorous side of having children. Even celebrities who have access to all the resources riches can afford have been surprised by this undiscussed truth. Take model and influencer Ashley Graham, for instance. She recently struck a chord with the public when she admitted that she was also unaware of postpartum hair loss — until it happened to her.

Ashley Graham is spreading the truth to help others who are struggling with hair loss

Ashley Graham recently opened up about her postpartum hair loss. "I think it was like around four months, my whole hairline fell out," she said (via Self). "And that was more traumatic than even birth because I was like, 'My hair's falling out in clumps — what am I doing?'" 

But before you decide to swear off motherhood, hear us out. Your hair and hairline should return to how you remembered it before you had a baby on board. Some ways you can boost the regrowth process (via What to Expect) include continuing to take prenatal supplements even after giving birth, eating healthily, and limiting stress — which is not always easy with a newborn, we know!

Somehow, it helps to know that even a supermodel like Graham is prone to postpartum hair loss. "I just have found it incredibly important for everybody to talk about their journey and what they've been doing because it helps people who are struggling," she said (via Self).